Words & Wine

Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine
by Steven Kent Mirassou
Hardcover – June 2021

Steven Kent Mirassou received his BA in American Literature from the George Washington University and his MA in Literature from NYU. He was born in the Salinas Valley and grew up in San Jose and Los Gatos before going east to college. Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is his first book.

Mirassou started his wine career in sales but found his true passion after moving into the production side of the business in 1996. Steven has made the highest rated wines from the Livermore Valley, is a founder of the Mount Diablo Highlands Wine Quality Alliance, and the President of the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association.

Steven has four adult children, April Coffey, Aidan Mirassou, Katherine Mirassou, and Sara Mirassou. He lives in Pleasanton, CA with his fiancée, Nancy Castro, and their three dogs.

Introducing L’Autre Côte Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc often thrives despite the interventions of the winemaker; it reaches its apotheosis, then, when the winemaker is only (at a distance) watchful, bridegroom to the fizz of fermentation; shepherd to the press, to the barrel, to the blend, to that final shape that twists the tongue, molds the mind, and elevates the mundane to the exotic and the commonplace to the sublime.

L’Autre Côte is the newest brand under The Lineage Collection portfolio. L’Autre Côte is all about the glories of Cabernet Franc and marries the world-class potential of this grape in the Livermore Valley with Steven Kent Mirassou’s varietal obsession.

L’Autre Côte is available now! The first two offerings are extremely limited single-vineyard wines offered as a two-pack. Each two-pack contains one bottle each of 2017 Cabernet Franc – Ghielmetti Vineyard and 2017 Cabernet Franc – Sachau Vineyard. Only 40 cases of each wine were produced in this first vintage, and a maximum of 6 two-packs is available per allocation member. Steven talks about the wines on his podcast and on video.

 

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